Hong Kong’s Media Asia Distribution had a busy Toronto, sealing a string of deals on Soi Cheang’s Accident, which recently premiered in competition at Venice.
France’s ARP took all rights to the film for France, while Palisades took all US rights. Dream Movies took Australian theatrical rights and Sky City Cinema took theatrical for New Zealand, while Rialto took video and TV rights for both Australia and New Zealand.
The film, produced by Johnnie To for Media Asia, stars Louis Koo as a hitman who specialises in making assassinations look like unfortunate accidents. Richie Jen and Michelle Ye also star.
In addition, Media Asia also sold Lu Chuan’s war drama City Of Life And Death to Spain’s Karma Films and Russia’s Carmen Video. The black-and-white film, which was a big hit in China earlier this year, was sold to the UK’s Highfliers during Cannes.
Meanwhile, Rialto also acquired Australia and New Zealand rights to Media Asia’s Fire Of Conscience, while Dream Movies took Australiaand New Zealand rights to Once A Gangster.